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5 great things about Zoom online yoga class

Today I just did my first (of probably many) Zoom online yoga classes. It was a fundamentals class, lasting an hour. Here’s a list of things I really liked about it.

5. The commute: I left my zoom department meeting at 11:50am in my dining room, walked to the living room and set up my mat, props and laptop in time for noon class.

Gorgeous open plan living room dining room kitchen-- so not my house!
This is soooo not my house.

4. Easy wardrobe change: I was wearing my yoga clothes in my work meeting with a nice-looking (to me) sweater, which I took off for yoga. Presto, change-o!

A person doing yoga on their desk at work. This person got their work/yoga boundaries confused here.
Unlike me, this person got their work/yoga boundaries confused.

3. Time and money savings on laundry: I wore the same yoga clothes for the zoom class as I had the day before for my video yoga workout. Hey, you’re all doing it too… 🙂

Cartoon in which 4 pairs of pants say to a person, "we love you but we're concerned. You never wear anything but your yoga pants anymore."
Cartoon in which 4 pairs of pants say to a person, “we love you but we’re concerned. You never wear anything but your yoga pants anymore.”

2. Opportunities for cultivating compassion; in my case, for the yoga teacher whose headset kept falling off, so she gave up and just kind of yelled for the rest of the class. No complaints– it worked.

A video shot of person doing yoga with cat's face taking up half the screen. In my case, At least the camera was well-placed to be out of the way of curious cats.
At least the camera was well-placed to be out of the way of curious cats.

And now, number 1:

At least it wasn’t yoga on the deck of a kayak!

A person trying to do a head stand on the deck of a fishing kayak. Who else other than me believes this won't end well?
Who else believes this won’t end well?
A person falling into the water off the deck of a kayak.
Yep. That didn’t end well.

Hey readers: have you tried any zoom fitness/activity classes? How have you liked them? What haven’t you liked? We’d love to hear from you.

6 thoughts on “5 great things about Zoom online yoga class

    1. Good luck! I liked the class; it’s not as good as in person, but I appreciated all the detailed directions (I have mainly iyengar teachers). Let us know how it goes– maybe guest blog for us?

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  1. Just finished my first zoom yin yoga class. It was great and glitch free. Mind will by my first vinyasa class. I’m worried that I won’t push myself as hard without others around me.

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    1. Hi Tanya– it makes sense to me that yin via zoom might be more effective than vinyasa via zoom. Hmmm… interesting. We’ll all have to see how we adjust for this period of time. Let us know how it goes.

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